Yes Halloween is around the corner and we are happy to update our annual list of events to help you enjoy the Halloween Season in and around Worcester in 2014. This year Halloween night is on Friday so you won’t have to worry about getting up for work (or school) the next day. The good and bad news is that there are so many events to pick from.
More Family Oriented-Kid Friendly Halloween Events*:
Great Pumpkin Fest, EcoTarium – October 25th, Considered the biggest Halloween celebration for families in Central Massachusetts, watch as over 1,000 carved pumpkins are lit after dark; attend spooky science programs, watch a free planetarium show, gain access to all the museum attractions, go trick-or-treating. There will be loads of entertainment, and a brand-new heart-pounding walk through the “Fallout Zone.”
Canalloween allows for both family fun during the day and some hot Halloween parties at a number of bars and clubs in the Canal District. Saturday Oct 25th The Scary Monster Dash is part of this which is a great way to burn some calories for the kids(and adults) before the Halloween treats.
Frozen Day and Magic Show at the Halloween Outlet Saturday October 11
Halloween Hike at Boo Meadow Brook, Worcester October 10th– At sundown, Broad Meadow Brook transforms into a magical, slightly haunted forest. Meet the resident spirits, primarily native wildlife, during a gentle guided tour through the woods on the trails lit by softly glowing luminaria.
Spooky Acres Trail of Terror, Millbury – October 17th thru 25th – Four nights of terror put on by the Millbury Youth Camp. October wouldn’t be complete without some frightening fun! You’ll be sure to get into the Halloween spirit with a haunted journey through ‘spooky acres,’ where you are warned to hold on to your loved ones, for when the dead arise from their sleep, towards the light they will creep!
ZooBoo Days at Southwick’s Zoo — Mendon, MA
October 20, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Southwick Zoo, 2 Southwick Street, Mendon – Come to Southwick’s Zoo for a week of Halloween themed fun. Trick or treat around the zoo and watch animals play with their special pumpkin enrichment. Time : 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission : Adults, $22; seniors, $17; children age 3 and older, $17 Phone : 800-258-9182
Horror October at the Mendon Twin Drive-In thru November 1
Factory of Terror – 344 Franklin Street, Worcester
Factory of Terror is New England’s premier haunted house. When you visit us, be prepared to be scared out of your mind! A well-known haunted attraction in the Boston area, The Factory of Terror lures fear seekers from all over New England, including Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.
More Adult Oriented*:
RockandShock.com The 11th Annual Rock and Shock Horror Convention and Rock Concert Series, this takes place October 17th, 18th and 19th at the DCU Center and the Worcester Palladium.
Worcester Halloween Cemetery Ride October 26 – Have you ever wanted to ride your bike while decked out in your favorite Halloween costume? Take part in our 12-mile community ride the Sunday before Halloween and visit some of the city’s best-known cemeteries. Costumes welcome and encouraged but not required (please make a helmet part of your costume). Meet at Elm Park at the stone gates at 1pm. Brooms acceptable but bikes preferred. Need more information? Contact us at walkbikewoo@ .
Halloween Party featuring The Plagiarists Jillian’s – Worcester
The Deadites Halloween Extravaganza Lucky Dog Music Hall November 1
Dogfish Head Halloween Bash The Dive Bar (Having a hard time finding information on this annual event but you can always call the number on the website)
Nick’s Halloween Party check under upcoming shows
MT Presents: 3rd Annual Heavy Metal Halloween Covers Weekend! 3 NIGHTS! Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner
Saints & Sinners Exotic Halloween Ball Presented By WXLO DCU Center- Arena and Convention Center
Well that is the information we have found so far. Though there is plenty to do we do need to note sadly that some of the events we have previously listed are no longer taking place. Haunted Higgins is gone since the Higgin Armory was closed. Old Sturbridge Village seems to have removed Halloween specific events and Tammany Hall was closed last year. If you want options for your Halloween entertainment be sure to support these local Halloween events…As usual have a safe and enjoyable Halloween season!
*Please be sure to use your own judgment when deciding whether or not an event is appropriate for your children/family. What is fun scary to one group may be too scary for another…